Homecoming | Welcome Home VFA-213!

I love what I do.  Have I mentioned that recently? Well…I do. I have the best job ever. Sometimes I get caught up in the daily grind and the daunting task of starting my business in a new city for the….4th time. Recently, I’ve been discouraged and unsure about the future of my business and then this weekend happened! Sometimes you need that kick in the pants to get on track again…I’m back!!!

I was contacted by a longtime client a few months ago to photograph her family at the VFA-213 homecoming in Virginia Beach. I immediately said, “yes!” because I’ve photographed this family before they were even a family! What ever Ms. S needs, I’m her girl! The squadron was scheduled to arrive around 10:30 on Friday, finally concluding their 7 month deployment. Who wouldn’t want to witness over 24 families being reunited with their loved ones after 7 long months? There were even two babies born while the squadron was away! I remember the excitement as they days got closer and the relief when we finally got to run up and grab that first hug. To say I was honored to document the event for her family would be an understatement.

Welcome home LCDR S. your family is so excited to have you back. I hope you get the rest you deserve and thank you for protecting this great country of ours. “Best day ever!”